Two Simple Assault Domestic Violence Cases Dismissed in One Day in River Vale NJ

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River Vale NJ Simple Assault Charges Dismissed
River Vale NJ Simple Assault Charges Dismissed

Do you need an attorney for a simple assault disorderly persons charge in River Vale NJ? We can help.

The Bergen County NJ criminal defense lawyers at the Tormey Law Firm LLC recently represented two clients who were facing disorderly persons (misdemeanor) charges for simple assault in the River Vale Municipal Court located in River Vale, NJ. The cases were unrelated but similar in nature. In one case, a husband and wife had an argument that allegedly became physical at some point. Both parties were charged with simple assault. In another case, a boyfriend and girlfriend were involved in an argument and the boyfriend was intoxicated and there was a simple assault charge filed against him. Neither of our clients had any prior record and their significant others did not want to pursue the charges against them.

Simple Assault – A Disorderly Persons Offense Under NJSA 2C:12-1(a)

Simple assault is a disorderly persons criminal offense in New Jersey. The crime is governed by N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1(a),  which provides, in pertinent part:

§ 2C:12-1. Assault

a. Simple assault. A person is guilty of assault if he:

(1) Attempts to cause or purposely, knowingly or recklessly causes bodily injury to another; or

(2) Negligently causes bodily injury to another with a deadly weapon; or

(3) Attempts by physical menace to put another in fear of imminent serious bodily injury.

Simple assault is a disorderly persons offense unless committed in a fight or scuffle entered into by mutual consent, in which case it is a petty disorderly persons offense.

In this case, the prosecutor and Judge agreed to a carry order which means that the charges were suspended (carried) for 45 days to make sure there were no other domestic incidents between the parties. Then, when we appeared again in court, the case was dismissed and both clients ended up with no criminal record from this incident.

Fight Simple Assault Charge River Vale NJ – Need Lawyer

Now, because the case was dismissed, they are eligible to move for an immediate expungement to have their arrests removed from their record. If you or a loved one needs assistance with a simple assault charge in Bergen County NJ, contact the Tormey Law Firm now for a free consultation at (201)-330-4979.


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